Chicago, IL, USA
A multinational financial advisory firm wanted their new Chicago workplace to reflect their values and facilitate a seamless experience across their full suite of services. The firm used the opportunity to highlight their recent acquisition and showcase the newly transformed brand in a fresh and inviting setting. Having worked with the firm to deliver their workplace in Boston, we were
selected to employ our integrated approach to complete a high-quality space.
Working closely with the decision-making team, we learned their existing space didn’t support key business goals, particularly around attracting and retaining young talent. The client looked to us to reinvent their workplace experience by incorporating various amenities and multi-use spaces, and
emphasizing the firm’s refreshed brand to encourage camaraderie in the office post-pandemic. We worked with their teams to implement a hybrid workplace strategy and reduce their total footprint. Through strategy
sessions and multiple design reviews, we brought their design vision to
Drawing inspiration from the office building in Fulton Market, the space’s
themes are aspirational, refined casual, and sustainable. Using a neighborhood scheme, the layout blends functionality with flexibility using integrated technology. We embraced elements of the building to emphasize the views and airy ceiling heights, and positioned primary areas like the boardroom, the café, and collaborative touchdowns on the perimeter to maximize access to natural light. Daylighting and biophilia such as a green wall and potted and hanging greenery give the office a natural and warm ambiance. By updating their color palette with sophisticated jewel tones, implementing clean lines, and mixing textural finishes and materials, we created a truly unique space.
The completed workplace brings to life the advisory firm’s new modern and casual branding, creating a multi-dimensional workplace experience. Throughout the project we collaborated seamlessly with the stakeholders and internal project team, leveraging our proprietary software to progress
the project forward despite Covid-related challenges and scope
changes. The client is excited to bring their staff into their new office and showcase their refreshed vision for the future.